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Affordable apartment project starts in Garden City (access required)

Construction has begun on a 72-unit apartment complex called Shannon Glen at Riverside, near the southwest corner of State Street and Ulmer Lane in Garden City.About half of the apartments will be available at below-market rents, said Fred Cornforth, managing ...

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Subdivision annexation hearing continued to May (access required)

The Meridian Planning and Zoning Commission on April 4 voted to continue discussion of a proposed annexation for the Sutherland Farms mixed-use subdivision until May 16.Sutherland Farm Inc., San Mateo, Calif., has proposed an 11-phase residential and commercial subdivision in ...

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Task force to review altered impact-fee formula (access required)

The Ada County Highway District Impact Fee Program Advisory Task Force this week begins reviewing amendments to the district’s impact-fee ordinance required under an Idaho law that takes effect July 1.House Bill 607, passed by the Idaho Legislature last month, ...

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Western Construction digs in during tough times (access required)

Tightening markets and tough competition form a rocky road for Western Construction, but the family-owned company is well entrenched for the future.The Boise-based general contracting firm has worked primarily on state and federal highway projects in Idaho and elsewhere in ...

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Construction permit values dip but still top $2B (access required)

While Idaho construction valuation dipped 0.6 percent in 2001 – the first decrease since 1997 – the total still topped $2 billion, for the third consecutive year.Idaho construction totaled $2,101,595,265 last year, compared to $2,113,294,271 in 2000, according to the ...

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New virtual plan room speeds bidding process (access required)

A powerful new contractors’ Internet service has proven so successful in testing that it has gone live two weeks ahead of schedule.The Internet Plan Room, offered by Idaho Associated General Contractors (AGC) in partnership with iSqFt, became available to AGC ...

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Boise State Univ. to build dorm, 175 apts. (access required)

Boise State University last week unveiled plans for two student housing projects – a residence hall and an apartment complex – that will total around $30 million in cost and are slated for completion in mid-2004.Larry Blake, BSU director of ...

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Body and bath products maker's plant nears finish (access required)

Construction is nearing completion in Eagle on the new corporate office and production facility for longtime Boise-area body and bath products’ manufacturer and wholesaler Camille Beckman.Camille Beckman principal Foad Roghani said last week that the 90,000-square-foot facility off Idaho 44 ...

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Local real estate firm expands, adds unit (access required)

Windermere Real Estate / Capital Group Inc. has moved to larger office space and launched a commercial real estate division.Windermere / Capital was to open April 15 in nearly 10,000 square feet on the third floor of the Cornerstone office ...

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Walgreens’ 5th Boise store to open in May (access required)

Walgreens plans a late May opening for its fifth Boise store at Apple Street and ParkCenter Boulevard, and has slated construction on its first store in Coeur d’Alene to begin in August. Carol Hively, a spokesperson for Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreen ...

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